REMODELED 2013: Comfort, quality, amenities, three blocks from the beach
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
- english, spanish
About Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
Mel Dinkel and Leslie Baer Dinkel met on non-other than Santa Catalina Island. A few years later, we were married at Descanso Beach (highly recommended!) in Avalon. Catalina holds so many memories for us, and since we are not on the Island all the time, we wanted to create an 'affordable luxury' accommodation where people could make their own memories! Since lots of families come to Catalina, it had to be fun -- thus, 'La Casa Sirena' (The Mermaid House) which includes both Catalina and Mermaid themes, bright-colored and interesting tiles and aesthetic, along with a closet just for beach accessories! It also had to be romantic for couples, and so, the lush natural woods, leathers and stone, Cal King bed, fun master shower for two and extra-wide jacuzzi! In short, we wanted it to be comfortable enough to be our home away from home, and yours too!
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie chose Avalon
Our properties are well appointed and conveniently located. No big firms, no outrageous extra fees. Our units are now privately managed and an excellent value!
What makes this Condo unique
Multiple condos in this complex make it perfect for family reunions or gatherings of friends. Lower cost than many accommodations on Catalina, without sacrificing a bit of comfort!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect for our family
This property was very comfortable for our family. The restaurants and shops are easily accessible. The neighborhood was quiet and the neighbors friendly. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Perfect place to stay
We really enjoyed this little home away from our home. We visited with family and friends for a birthday and the condo was roomy and peaceful. The grocery store was just a few blocks away and it was also walking distance to the beach and shops. There was also enough amenities to be able to cook meals which was nice and helped us save money on not eating out. Would definitely stay again!
Large condo w/ a short walk to town & sites
This was a large condo & beds & furnishings were updated. I would recommend just a few minor things. There weren't enough hand towels for the bathrooms & only 1 washcloth.
A few more basics in the kitchen, i.e. sugar, spices etc. would be appreciated. The hot tub was warm but main pool unheated & unusable to use. In-condo washer/dryer would be recommended due to cost/inconvenience of washing clothes downstairs @ $5.00 a load.
It was busy w/ golf carts but we expected that since it is close to town. It was exciting to see a family of deer come down & feed near the condo.
Nice vacation place close to town
Easy check in
Peace and serenity: Home Away From Home
Would stay here again, in a heartbeat! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this rental. While Avalon is relatively small and everything is walking distance, this property did not need to be at the center of town or by the beach. The location was perfect because it was close to Vons, the Golf Course (The Sand Trap has amazing food), and the dock. The farthest walk for us was Descanso Beach which to be honest took only 15mins. The rental has all the amenities from home and then some. Living room and Kitchen was spacious. The bedrooms were on opposite ends of the 2nd floor. The number of bathrooms were perfect (including the bathrooms by the pool). The rental was clean and had ceiling fans in each bedroom and living room. The owners and manager were very accommodating and available for any questions/requests we had. Though we were in Avalon for a planned event, the rental had plenty of information/suggestions regarding activities and transportation. From the owners to the location, this rental was great! Thank you Mel, Leslie, and Chela!
Visit to Catalina
A very nice visit to Avalon with comfortable and convenient accommodations.
The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the city of Avalon. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the “mainland”, Avalon is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Avalon can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year-round Mediterranean climate, it’s the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.
While in Avalon, visitors enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, shopping, strolling the museum and art galleries, a day at a spa, guided sightseeing tours or renting golf carts to explore the city on their own. You can also zip line, 'SNUBA,' tube, stand-up paddleboard -- or, just lay on the beach!
Avalon’s beachfront is lined with South Beach, Middle Beach and Step Beach—all are conveniently located in the center of town and within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and land activities.
If you venture a little further through town you will come to The Descanso Beach Club, located just beyond the Casino Building. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, lounge on the beach, snorkel, kayak, cruise around on stand up paddle board, or swim in the crystal clear water. With new Cabanas and lounge chairs available you get the ultimate in beach relaxation. Restrooms, outdoor showers, dressing rooms and chair/umbrella rentals are available. This private beach also offers a seaside bar and restaurant in Avalon, so you can dine and enjoy your beverage with your feet in the sand.
Another activity that is not to be missed is heading outside the city gate to the beautiful interior of Catalina Island. One of the unique guided tours will provide you with history and amazing views of the undeveloped outback of the Island. Or explore the isolated coves, secluded beaches, miles of hiking trails, beautiful plants and native animals that abound just outside of Avalon.